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Model clause

It is recommended that you draft your arbitration clauses in a simple and clear manner to avoid uncertainty as to their interpretation, which could otherwise lead to unnecessary disputes. A carefully constructed contract will help reduce costs and time in an arbitration proceeding. The Chamber suggests you use the following model arbitration clause in all your contracts.

Model clause for your contracts

"Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be ... ["one", "three", "one or three"] ;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … [Geneva or another city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country] ;

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in … [insert desired language]."

The clauses intended for international trade (only available in English) may be used.